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Being-for-itself and the Ontological Structure

Can Being-for-itself Avoid Bad Faith?

Ronald E. Santoni

regard to its desire , as Sartre claims, to be “ Being-in-Itself-For-Itself ”, or what he calls “God” and the ens causa sui? Given that Sartre regards the pursuit of this “God,” or simply of Being , to be in bad faith, two intertwined concerns

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John Gillespie, Kyle Shuttleworth, Nik Farrell Fox, and Mike Neary

: Every human-reality is a Passion, in that its project is to lose itself in order to found being and at the same time to constitute the in-itself as escaping contingency by being its own foundation, the Ens causa sui that the religions know as God. In

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Does the City of Ends Correspond to a Classless Society?

A New Idea of Democracy in Sartre's Hope Now

Maria Russo

want to be God, we no longer want to be ens causa sui [our own cause]. We're looking for something else.’ Sartre and Lévy, Hope Now , 58. Furthermore, the same famous anguish of Being and Nothingness is now completely reconsidered: ‘Personally, I

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‘Master, Slave and Merciless Struggle’

Sin and Lovelessness in Sartre's Saint Genet

Kate Kirkpatrick

to onanism’ ( G , 530). Genet desires to be ens causa sui , to be self-caused, determined by nothing other than his own freedom. So far, the subject of Saint Genet is sounding much like the subject of Being and Nothingness , and indeed like many